[chirp_users] chirp on CentOS 7

John Beall beall.john at gmail.com
Wed Jul 3 00:17:24 PDT 2019

Yeasu doesn't support Chirp. They're a Windows supported product only and
that CHIRP could Damage the Radio's beyond Repair. I was also told that
they don't support Linux only Windows.Kinda of Sucks but that's what there
Policy is.


On Wed, Jul 3, 2019, 12:24 AM Tracy Reed <treed at ultraviolet.org> wrote:

> I've had chirp running previously but that was a couple of years ago and
> I think I had CentOS 6 then. When I download the latest version OR run
> the version from the epel repo I get the following error:
> $ chirpw
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "/usr/bin/chirpw", line 24, in <module>
>     from chirp.drivers import *
>   File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/chirp/drivers/idrp.py", line 16,
> in <module>
>     import serial
>   File
> "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/serial-0.0.97-py2.7.egg/serial/__init__.py",
> line 10, in <module>
>     from . import utilities, abc, model, marshal, errors, properties,
> meta, hooks, test, request
>   File
> "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/serial-0.0.97-py2.7.egg/serial/model.py",
> line 1291
>     exec(source, namespace)
> SyntaxError: unqualified exec is not allowed in function 'from_meta' it
> contains a nested function with free variables
> I'm running the python 2.7.5 which came with CentOS 7.
> I've googled this and can't find anything related to chirp. There are
> some who claim it's a python bug but that seems unlikely as this is a
> very well used and tested version of python. Any ideas?
> I'm looking forward to getting my FT-60 which somehow lost all of its
> memory reloaded with my repeaters.
> Thanks!
> --
> Tracy Reed
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